I had an amazing adventure two weeks ago that allowed me to disengage from the U.S. presidential inauguration and all things political. I traveled by train and then by rental car to a place where I was able to immerse myself in serenity. I went to a retreat/workshop presented by Jill Badonsky entitled: Finding Uber … More Finding Über Bliss
From Tuesday evening into early Wednesday morning, I journeyed by train from Richmond, Virginia to Jacksonville, Florida. This was my first experience on Amtrak and it was a good one. I was in coach class and I was pleased to see the ample room each passenger is given. And, the attendants were very helpful and … More Journey by train.
Our overnight stay in Brinkley, Arkansas was less than comfortable. The hotel we chose had outdoor room access; and, it was under renovations. For some reason, the mosquitoes were invasive, so that every time we opened the door, ten mosquitoes flew in. And, when we first entered the room, it was sweltering hot and sticky. … More Road Trip: The last 48 hours.
After Roswell, New Mexico, and the U.F.O. Museum and Research Center on that Sunday morning, July 17, 2016, Rick and I were committed to making up some time on the road as we headed home to the southeast coast of Virginia via Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee (see previous blogs). We were back on the highway … More Road Trip: Texas
On Sunday, July 17 around 10 a.m. Rick and I explored Roswell’s International U.F.O. Museum & Research Center after we checked out of Motel 6. By the way, many of the motels and hotels in Roswell have extraterrestrial “mascots” at their entrance. A bit tawdry and laughable, yet endearing at the same time. We are … More U.F.O.S Exposed
Bittersweet emotions filled our hearts as we left Taos, New Mexico. My husband Rick and I had truly grown to love Taos during our brief stay at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House for the retreat that Jill Badonsky conducted. The experience enhanced our sense of wonder, our imaginations, our creative spirits, and I know we … More Road Trip: Headed to Roswell, N.M.
The magic of Camp Creative Thunder still continues for me even though it has been a couple of weeks since I returned from Taos, New Mexico. Jill Badonsky’s retreat at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House historical hotel and conference center is beyond memorable. Camp Creative Thunder has made a significant difference in my creative work … More Taos retreat: Memorable!
Camp Creative Thunder magically progressed and developed over the next few days in the middle of July in Taos, New Mexico as each of us channeled our inner creative spirits. Jill Badonsky guided and facilitated the mesmerizing and fascinating experience as she immersed the eleven of us into activities that permitted us to express ourselves … More Creative expression and meaningful connections.
Over that past few days I have been detailing my road trip adventure across the United States from Virginia to New Mexico with my husband, Rick. In my last piece I talked about arriving to the Mable Dodge Luhan House historic hotel just in time for the beginning of our retreat, Camp Creative Thunder in … More Experiencing the Present Moment at Camp Creative Thunder
After meeting Andy Dooley for breakfast, we are headed to Taos, New Mexico for Camp Creative Thunder. Camp Creative Thunder is a 4-night, 5-day retreat offered by Jill Badonsky (another luminary that I admire) at her favorite site, the Mabel Dodge Luhan House historical hotel. My husband, Rick, and I had exactly 309.2 miles to … More Made it to Taos, just in time.